Support the Ministry of Midwest Christian Outreach
Thank you for your Support!
Our Support Philosophy
Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. (MCOI) is a faith ministry. By this we mean that we rely on God working through the prayers and generosity of His people to provide the spiritual and financial support we need to fulfill our mission.
We are here to serve, answer questions and assist those that have suffered spiritual abuse. We do not want the cost of a booklet or tape or video to prevent it from reaching someone who truly needs the resource.
The same principle applies to all other services MCOI provides. If your church or organization asks us to present a conference or seminar, we’ll advise you concerning the typical costs for these events, and – although we’re not in a position to make guarantees – we’ll endeavor to fulfill your request even if those costs are beyond your means.
We have a very practical reason for following this policy. We spend a great deal of time explaining and proclaiming the gospel and ministering to the victims of cults and spiritually abusive groups. Very often these people have been financially exploited by their former groups, sometimes quite cruelly, and are understandably wary of anyone trying to sell “spiritual truth.” If we charged for our resources and services it would create in these people’s minds an unnecessary obstacle to the biblical truths we present to them.
This is also why we make every effort to keep our fund-raising appeals to a minimum. It’s not that we don’t have financial needs or think it’s more “spiritual” to not talk about them. But current and former cultists (as well as others) observe what we do, and many of them would be stumbled on the path to faith in Christ if they perceived we focused more on money than on ministry.
And yet we’ve also heard from people who’ve requested that we make information on how to give to our ministry easier to find on our web site. Such folks express appreciation for our low-key approach to fund raising, but they don’t want to waste a lot of time trying to figure out how to make a donation. So, we also try to accommodate these people by making links to this and other relevant pages widely available. We try to walk a fine line between avoiding unnecessarily offending people and removing difficulties for people who believe that the Lord is calling them to help support our work.
Your gifts to MCOI help us minister directly to the needs of others who have been hurt by false teachings. They also allow us to provide resources and services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
Furthermore, your gifts can also help extend MCOI’s outreach into this neglected mission field. New spiritual needs present themselves to us almost everyday, and in some cases the only thing that prevents us from meeting them is additional funding.
The Lord has enabled us to accomplish much with the help of faithful volunteers and donated services. Our core of volunteers will always be an important key to the vitality of our ministry, but there are some needs that cannot be effectively met simply by recruiting more volunteers. We thank you for your interest and help.
If you have any further questions about any aspect of MCOI’s finances, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (630) 627-9028.
Thank you! Your gifts encourage us tremendously as we seek to serve the Lord in this mission field. We deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you and God bless you!
Contributions to Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc are tax-deductible
Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc is a non-profit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation and is operated exclusively for religious, educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to its educational and charitable purposes and no part of the receipts, or net earnings of the corporation shall be used for any activities other than its mission. Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., will always retain control over the contributed funds and will provide the relative information regarding its activities on its website: midwestoutreach.org